Tag Archives: Politics

Reality Tours

17 Jul

You’ve got to give it to our guys…they are creative.

N.R. Ramesh sent me this picture of a company that does Slum Tours:

While we are at that, I have a few more suggested tours:

The “Assembly or Lok Sabha Fight” Tours – See our politicians waste taxpayers money by fighting while supposedly representing the people. All these assemblies have visitors galleries anyway. A premium can be charged when a “hot” topic is being discussed. That way we can recover some of the money being wasted here.

The “Watch the politicians hold the public to ransom” tour – See our leaders in action when they protest on the streets and bring an entire city to a standstill.

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Sorry. You have to pay for our lack of foresight…

20 Jun

Thats what the government and public bodies seem to tell us.

Progress for Bangalore comes at a very high price. The metro, the road widenings etc have one very common victim..the working middle class and in rural areas its the farmers.

I met a person recently who has received notification saying that he was going to lose his property to road widening. “We’ve lived here for 40 years” he said..”now they want to kick us out so they can make life easier for the new crowd. What about us? Where do we go now?”

Its progress but at what cost?

Then theres the Global Investors Meet where the Bidadi township is being revived. Wonder how many farmers lose their land here..unfortunately the opposition seems to be ticked off that they are missing out on the party rather than stand up for the common man…

Heres a question… How many politicians have lost their property to any of these road widening or metro exercises.

Most likely the answer will be ZERO.

“Weasel”ing Out

3 Nov

The story line pays out again and again and again…

1. Politician Is caught with his hand in the cookie jar (or with his pants down)

2.He denies vehemently. His supporters break a few windows and burn a few buses

3. Suddenly he realizes that his game is up.

4. He then develops either chest pains or breathing problems and is taken to hospital.

By the time he gets out another of his buddies has diverted attention by doing something else…

Case in point Madhu Koda former Jharkand CM.

If only they could use half this creativity for other peoples good…

“Austere, Austerer, Austerest”

15 Sep

Ok I made those words up…

Looks like there’s going to be a shortage of economy class seats on flights..our netas are falling on top of each other in their austerity drive..

Rahul Gandhi went by train…good for austerity..but bad for people who travel as there was chaos in the railway station (I saw it on TV)…what with the TV crews, security folks etc etc etc

I just hope that this austerity measure doesn’t get carried over to wearing fewer clothes…having said that..I came close to losing my lunch just thinking about it…

It started with economy class travel, then someone else decides to go by train, next by bullock cart and so on.. actually the best thing would be for these guys not to go anywhere at all…

Here’s a good piece on Xylene‘s blog…

Let the Horse Trading Begin

13 May

Okay, I have been lax in blogging. This can be attributed to being busy, but truth be told it was plain laziness…okay okay really speaking, I was considering forming the 65th front (for formation of a Government at the center). For this reason I was in Delhi talking to the cousin of a friend of a low ranking official in the Congress party.

If Deve Gowda can dream so can I.

In the meantime the 3 and a half ring circus has begun. Usually the case in Indian politics is that an enemy’s enemy is ones freind. But these days even a friend can turn into an enemy in the matter of one news program.

The TV news channels are crying themselves hoarse with their prediction. Four channels carry exclusive interviews of the same person and all of them have the “Dream Team” in terms of analysis (what this means is that they have the people who can put people to sleep faster than you can say “Third Front”).

So lets see… Lallo and Paswan are together..but they dont like Nitish..but Congress wants to befriend Nitish as they think hes more “attractive” than Lalloo…but Nitish is playing hard to get and wants to stay with his old “partner”..but hes open to dating…

In the meantime, our own “Son of Mud”, Deve Gowda dispatched Kumara Kanteerava to have a quick tea with Sonia madam. He was caught sneaking out through the back door…hiding his face..maybe madam had one of her assistants pinch him on his cheek (on the face okay?).

Oh I forgot my favorite party, the Commies…one day they say they dont mind Congress support, next day they say they dont mind supporting the congress…Prakash Carrot is busy making the right noises…at the wrong end.

Stay tuned folks.. Kumbh Mela begins…

P.S: My apologies to Horses.

Picture of the Yellection

1 May

Could not resist this. The Bachchan family showing off their “election markers”. Didn’t someone tell them it was on a “wrong” finger? (Photo Courtesy Deccan Herald)

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Political Decisions

2 Apr

Getting into the election mood. Check out the new page: Vote for Capt. Gopinath

Have some fun while you are at it and visit the Politically Incorrect Page